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Vin Rouge

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2010 Hillsborough Rd, Durham, NC 27705-4118 (9th St.)
(919) 416-0406
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Dublin, Ohio
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191 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had high expectations for Vin Rouge after reading some of the glowing reviews, but we came away disappointed overall. The highlight of the meal was the complimentary bread with an olive oil/tapenade for dipping. Two of us had Escargots for appetizers; they were quite small, and the sauce could have used more garlic. The rest of us had oysters... More 

Thank hsbvim
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were in Durham for my birthday weekend and my husband asked me to choose a restaurant for dinner with our daughter and son-in-law. I chose Vin Rouge based on the Trip Advisor reviews, and I was glad I did (as were the others in my party). The dinner was so so delicious, and the service was excellent. While we... More 

Thank Allison S
Bolivia,North Carolina
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Reserved ahead but were given a table in ugly rear room with no atmosphere but we went at 6:30 for fixe price and had to be seated and order by then and were told we had to order RIGHT AWAY> No time to move. Huge salad - enough for 4 people - all lettuce, hanger steak that was terrible BUT... More 

Thank heydzinr
Durham, North Carolina
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016

Coming home from a long week of flights, I asked my wife to pick a nice, romantic restaurant in Durham for our dinner. She certainly did not disappoint! It was a very wonderful venue for just what I needed-a quiet evening with her and to wind down. The wait staff was wonderful and very attentive. The menu was whatever I... More 

Thank Piratesgold
Charlotte, North Carolina
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

I have been to this restaurant twice now, both while traveling to the area for work. What a gem! We shared mussels and frites on both visits, and they plump and flavorful, with plenty of bread to soak up the sauce. Yum!! We were early enough on the second visit to take advantage of their prix fix menu. I had... More 

Thank Barbara D
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful service, great drinks, incredible food. Overall wonderful! Best beef bourginon ever. Trout, little neck clams, creme brûlée -- so good.

Thank mtns2beach
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

I already knew and liked Vin Rouge. This time I had dinner with a group of about twenty people, usually not the best way to have a great meal. Except that at Vin Rouge everything went perfectly well: superb food expertly served with no one left waiting in front of an empty plate while others start eating. I for myself... More 

Durham, North Carolina
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46 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

We usually eat here at least twice a year. This time was for no particular reason. The NY strip was outstanding and so was the trout. We have never been disappointed.

Thank Rodney37
Durham, North Carolina
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44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016

Where to begin? How about outside, with not one but two lovely patios for al fresco dining. Except on this August evening, too hot and humid, so dined inside. There are, essentially, three rooms. The first, by the bar and closest to the entrance, is a lively, bistro setting. Lots of smaller tables, lots of atmosphere, lots of energy. It... More 

Thank Chrisco01
Elizabeth, New Jersey
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139 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

Whenever we visit family in the area we always take the drive to Vin Rouge. Oysters, Onion Soup or Steak Frite in the evening and a fantastic brunch on Sunday. Moule Frite, Eggs Benedict a few ways, Salmon and Eggs with Salad. All fresh and prepared to order. Start with a Bloody Mary or glass of cold French Burgundy and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$21 - $40
French, European
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
10:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2010 Hillsborough Rd, Durham, NC 27705-4118
    (9th St.)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: (919) 416-0406
Vin rouge is a French Bistro. We focus on classic preparations served in a true bistro atmosphere. We have beautiful patio and garden areas for those who prefer to dine outside. Please indicate your preference for dining inside or out. We look forward to serving you at Vin Rouge.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?